PPVRA
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Strange Flytecomm RG Flight Info...

Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:09 pm

Take a look:

Airline Varig
Flight Number 8998
Departure City (Airport) Mexico City, Mexico (MEX)
Departure Time 08/31/2005 02:40 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Arrival Time 08/31/2005 04:59 AM
Remaining Flight Time 03:19 (scheduled)
Aircraft Type
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Scheduled

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Airline Varig
Flight Number 8998
Departure City (Airport) Guayaquil, Ecuador (SEGU)
Departure Time 08/30/2005 09:40 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Mexico City, Mexico (MEX)
Arrival Time 08/31/2005 12:48 AM
Remaining Flight Time 04:08 (scheduled)
Aircraft Type
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Scheduled

RG doesn' fly MEX-LAX, nor to Ecuador... Was this a diversion? Two diversions? Or could it be a flytecomm mistake? I just started using the software today so I don't know....

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clickhappy
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RE: Strange Flytecomm RG Flight Info...

Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:11 pm

just a code share flight, most likely
 
PPVRA
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RE: Strange Flytecomm RG Flight Info...

Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:34 pm

That's strange though... RG codeshare to Ecuador and MEX-LAX? I can see maybe MEX-LAX as a GRU-LAX/MEX-GRU overbooking solution, but I wouldn't have expected such a deal....

Thanks though,
PPVRA
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RE: Strange Flytecomm RG Flight Info...

Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:12 am

May also be a cargo flight, especially since the MEX-LAX sector is in the middle of the night.
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RE: Strange Flytecomm RG Flight Info...

Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:09 am

fboweb.com says the flight is operated by a DC-10, so it's gotta be a Varig Log cargo flight as RG doesn't have DC-10s in pax config anymore.
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RE: Strange Flytecomm RG Flight Info...

Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:28 am

Fairly common.

Varig is flying MD11s and DC10s into LAX on a regular basis with similar flight numbers.


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